Emotional Eating Won't Help This

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Welcome to my updated page. Like the look? I was in the mood to decorate for my favorite holiday, Halloween. I love it even more than Christmas, although Christmas rates right up there I assure you!

I'm joining my third Stormy's Challengers Challenge for October. Goal to lose 10 pounds in the month. We support each other really well and I've had great success with the team. Link here if you want:

I had a meeting today that I thought went well. One of the people involved texted me after work hours to say we needed to chat. I replied asking if everything was ok or if I should call. I said I could call right away. The response was that everything was fine but we needed to talk about a project.

So here I sit tonight, knowing very well that when people say "we need to chat" followed by "everything's fine" that means things are usually not fine. I value this person as a colleague and a friend. Now I'm wracking my brains with what I may have said or done wrong.

I talked it over with Rick briefly. His response made me chuckle. "If you did say something wrong, you can't take it back. You said or did it." Well that's true. On top of it, I offered to talk immediately and my offer was declined. Therefore, why am I making myself crazy. Running the conversation as best I can on an infinite loop in my head to try to figure what may have gone wrong is not helping.

You know what else wouldn't help? Emotional eating. Nope. It sure wouldn't help. I haven't done it, and I'm feeling quite pleased with that. Whatever this issue is will get resolved or not. Worst case this valued colleague says "what you did was unforgivable and I never want to work on a project with you again." If that's true, I'll be sad. I can't imagine I've done anything to warrant that! But I'd be sad. Know what I won't be? Five pounds heavier from stress eating.

Because 5 more pounds slapped onto my tush isn't going to change whatever is bothering my colleague not one bit. Whatever they have to say to me they will say tomorrow even if I eat 400 cookies. My choice for tonight is to stay on program. That feels peaceful. As peaceful as I can be trying to figure out what on earth I did wrong. *chuckle*
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    now we are all wondering ...LOL ... all will be okay ... roc
    P.S. LOVE the background
    2083 days ago
    Best wishes with your challenge for the month. Sounds like you're doing great.

    Has fall visited where you live? Its still hot (90s and humid) here.
    2083 days ago
    Great attitude and perspective on the conversation. I'll never understand why people either knowingly or innocently will start a conversation to only say, we'll do it later. What's the purpose in that?

    I love your page! I love October and beyond!! Good luck today and congratulations on winning...because no matter the outcome - you did not stress eat!

    2083 days ago
    Well done, you!

    I am so proud of you for considering this to be a trigger for emotional overeating and at the same time realizing that stuffing your feelings down inside you with food won't solve the "work drama llama" that's making an appearance. (Isn't' it amazing how someone else's "work drama llama is all consuming and powerful and if we did the same thing we'd get the side-eye of all side eyes? Ya know... simply speaking from a work perspective and all...!)

    Sometimes I have "work drama llamas" to deal with, or high-maintenance people, sometimes it's the "fearful lizard brain" that gets me... again, realizing that this is an issue I can overcome not by emotional overeating to "punish myself" but by knowing that what I want is on the other side of fear, or the llama, high maintenance individual, or lizard, and all I have to do is get around that "obstacle" and not let it get in my way.

    For an excellent explanation the "Lizard Brain" check out Seth Godin's blog post @

    2083 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/1/2015 9:13:52 AM
    Stay peaceful. Worrying about a possible negative future does no good. Try to relax & stop playing your conversation tape. (I know, easier said than done)

    Wouldn't it be helpful to us worriers if people actually said what they meant. I hate the "fine" bit too.
    Good luck tomorrow! emoticon
    2084 days ago
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    Choosing peaceful is emoticon No need to be upset and worried all that will do is ruin your evening. I like the look of your page. Happy October! Good luck with the challenge. emoticon
    2084 days ago
    good luck with the challenge and hope your day tomorrow turns out to be ok.
    2084 days ago
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